Everton overwhelms Man United in 2-0 win
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Everton ensured a miserable return to Goodison Park for former manager David Moyes by overwhelming Manchester United in a 2-0 win to keep pace with Arsenal in the race for Champions League qualification on Sunday.
First-half goals by Leighton Baines — from the penalty spot — and Kevin Mirallas kept Everton one point behind fourth-place Arsenal with three games left, and guaranteed United won’t be playing in Europe’s top competition next season.
Languishing in seventh position, six points behind sixth-place Tottenham, United may not even qualify for the Europa League — an indication of the deposed champions’ decline since winning the Premier League last year by 11 points.
Moyes left Everton after 11 years to take charge of United and was given a hostile reception from the home fans.